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    Re: Marquette changes nickname

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron
    If Wisconsin wants to be consistent about this, it should require the University of Wisconsin to withdraw from the Big Ten. Why the distinction between conference and non-conference games? Heck, the whole STATE of Illinois is named after an Indian tribe-why not prohibit Wisconsin athletic teams from even entering Illinois?
    Isn't Wisconsin a native American name as well?

    What's the mascot look like for Gold?

    As a fan of the Reds, it's hard to criticize a team named after a color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker

    As a fan of the Reds, it's hard to criticize a team named after a color.
    Naw, the Reds were named for communists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds
    All they would have to do is drop the Indian and put soemone in battle fatigues as the "mascot". Shouldn't be that hard to do. I always thought this was the ultimate in trying to be PC with a nickname.
    Can't do that - might offend the military or the ethnic group of the person wearing the costume. People are easily offended these days. <shrug>
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    I remember the uproar when Miami did the same thing to dispose of the "Redskins" nickname.

    Not that I would have picked "Gold" as the team name - Who was on that committee?

    "Well, it's a bold, strong color, symbolizing stregth and money, power.

    And it's easy to spell for the cheerleaders."

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    Here is the loophole for Wisconsin Vs. Illinois:

    There is a state law in Wisconsin which says that state universities are not permitted to play non-conference games against opponents with Indian nicknames.

    This only effects them if one or both would leave the Big Ten
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    Re: Marquette changes nickname

    Quote Originally Posted by 2844
    Marquette has some ugly students.

    Just sayin'
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    Re: Marquette changes nickname

    When they go on a losing streak, will the call them the "Cold Gold?" Should be popular with a lot of the students. They always like their gold good and cold.
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    Re: Marquette changes nickname

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    It doesn't at Golden State but does at Mariemont.

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    They need to change their names to Banana Sligs

    Coolest name ever
    Go Gators!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    They need to change their names to Banana Sligs

    Coolest name ever
    banana slugs only feed on coast redwoods, alas there aren't any in Cheeseland.

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    ..and there's Gold?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puffy
    Marquette has some ugly students.

    Just sayin'
    Those are probably the students that wind up being rich and famous and will donate lots of money to the university and have buildings named after them. I personally liked being at IU and seeing the plaque for Mark Cuban which unfortunately did not include a picture of him in his Mavericks jersey.
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    Re: Marquette changes nickname

    Was Gold Sox taken?
    Makes all the routine posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redsland
    Was Gold Sox taken?
    The Seattle Pilots were almost called the Green Sox.

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    Re: Marquette changes nickname

    As a graduate of Wisconsin and a lifelong Marquette fan I have the following comments:

    1. I wish the Badgers had decided not to play Illinois this past year- zero for three , end of home court winning streak. That Luther Head was really tough. And I'm sure all you Buckeye fans would love to see the Badgers withdraw from the big Ten.

    2. I don't care what Marquette calls themselves as long as they put a competitive team on the court.

    3. If a name reasonably bothers a group of people, change the name. What's the issue? Why should such a change bother anyone?

    4. How about that Dwayne Wade?


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